182 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram 283 LONDON, 27 April 1940, 1.58 p.m.

SECRET MOST IMMEDIATE PERSONAL FOR THE PRIME MINISTER

NORWAY. Position slightly easier but still most critical. Supreme War Council this afternoon London to consider it and possible Italian intervention. Unconfirmed report just received states Mussolini after stormy meeting imposed his will on the Fascist Grand Council to enter into the War suggested probably in next few days.

BRUCE

[AA: A981, EUROPE 30, ii]